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Grateful Dead Live at Broome County Arena on 1977-11-06


Topics Live concert


Mississippi Half Step, Jack Straw, Tennessee Jed, Mexicali Blues-> Me & My Uncle, Friend Of The Devil, Minglewood Blues, Dupree's Diamond Blues, Passenger, Dire Wolf, The Music Never Stopped Samson & Delilah, Sunrise, Scarlet Begonias-> Fire On The Mountain-> Good Lovin'-> Saint Stephen-> Drums-> Not Fade Away-> Wharf Rat-> Saint Stephen-> Truckin', E: Johnny B. Goode


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Broome County Arena
Location Binghamton, NY

Source Audience Recording: Sony ECM-33Ps
Lineage Sony ECM-33Ps> Sony 158; A:C:D:Cool Edit:CD
Taped by Jerry Moore
Transferred by David Minches

Notes

A:C:D:Cool Edit:CD recorded by Jerry Moore; Sony ECM-33Ps> Sony 158 via David Minches encoded by Sean Cribbs

Reviews

Reviewer: Miki Dora - - September 22, 2011
Subject: my best
Master chemists were in town, we were pressed against the doors when an usher opened them to peek out, doors pulled from his hands and we sprinted in, band started with the place half full, after first set we regrouped to find the car then said "wait, that was only the first set!" Saw street sign St Stephen St.passed to the front. It seemed there was no floor, just waves of nrg for whole 2nt set, during Truckin house lights came on and the riffs at the end are Garcia saying this ain't over yet! They achieved unified field through Truckin and JBG
Reviewer: Eric "Jerry's Kid" Andreasen - - December 26, 2010
Subject: ESSENTIAL! GREAT FOUR-STAR SHOW!
Transition between the cowboy tunes is EXCELLENT (never heard one like it before) and "New Minglewood Blues" (Bob's next song vocal) SMOKES! Listen to that funky riff Jerry is playing behind Bob's vocals on the last set of verses, very cool and hot!
To my ears, the band started sounding a little "thicker" and "chunkier" after Spring '77. Many of the peak moments this fall are kind of tucked away (Phil is all over the place!) and occur during a lot of the ensemble playing. "Tennessee Jed" has a NICE build-up by Garcia and Company (and listen to Bob gently goading it on as Garcia plays the lead, that Bob, he's a crafty devil! ...on his good nights!)

Over all a great, consistent, solid show with a LOT of little highlights here and there, and some BIG JAMS!!!

One of the gems of Fall '77 for sure!
Reviewer: clementinescaboose - - September 13, 2010
Subject: OVERRATED
yes the Half-step is very good (although 5/7 and 9/3 are better) and the truckin' is unique but this show is generally not worth you attention. scarlet>fire is one of the worst i have heard. check the jazzy 11/4 show instead...
Reviewer: lunaone - - February 15, 2010
Subject: friend of the devil
first GD show and got a St. Stephen , but the friend of the devil is the best one i have ever heard.
Reviewer: shango9 - - November 1, 2009
Subject: This Fire On The Mountain Is For The Ages
To whom it may concern:
Please let me know if there is one that can even compare with this version, and I know there are a lot of killer versions out there! Enjoy. Peace.
Reviewer: mavros - - August 12, 2008
Subject: Music!!!!!!!
Another upstate gem. What was it? Dead? JGB? All great and OFTEN up there. Anyway, Very underated show. Classic performances of Mississippi, Jack Straw,
Duprees, DIRE WOLF (Trust me!).
But Hands down, for me at least, THE sickest Music Never Stopped ever. Like I've said before, find me one better (listen first). The stage sounds like it's going to explode. Great Year! Just listen to these songs. They are really classics.Great energy here...and that's what it's all about.
Had the first set for years, and always considered it a classic. It should be packaged and released as a Binghampton trifecta: '70 (Harpur College), '77, and '83 ( I was there. Another monster - Let It Grow!!!
Long Live Upstate N.Y.!!!!!!!!!!!
Reviewer: jeeper - - May 10, 2008
Subject: fair to mention a Donna tune when
1st: Okay, the audience recording is a bit of a challenge...Awesome show, does anyone 'HAVE' a soundboard of this one?!

2nd: I know Donna gets a bad rap...(I know I have given her my fair share!!) Although, if you look at the history of female vocals, she 'CAN' take a stand when she was, "on." So, I've been trying to find shows (like this one) that can showcase what Donna can do. Could you PLEASE help me with your suggestions??!
Reviewer: Maggie'sPa - - April 3, 2006
Subject: The Almighty Binghamton
Is this the best Sunrise? Yes. But it's just not even fair to mention a Donna tune when it's in the company of such a unique/ powerful second set( of a tremendous show overall). In this deadhead's opinion, Binghamton is one of/if not THE most overlooked gem from 1977.
Those who are lucky enough to hear a SBD of the show will hear a unique, powerful Scarlet>Fire transition that truly exhibits the unspoken chemistry between Bobby and Jerry. Jerry's very active with the wolf guitar roars AND doesn't hit one wrong note.
The NFA, W. Rat, and show-closing Truckin are also my personal #1's, and the JBG encore is smokin, as well.
If you can get the SBD, this show is a 5 for both setlist and quality!!! Give 5/8 a rest and get this one!
Reviewer: L. Rosley - - January 10, 2006
Subject: Plenty of Sunrises before this
Browse through the 1977 archives here (or Deadbase), and you'll find quite a few other performances of Sunrise, including the show recorded two days before this one. (I agree, this Sunrise is good.)
Reviewer: jamiejoon - - March 8, 2005
Subject: Binghamton-just exactly perfect
Not the best aud recording of this show I've ever heard (B+), but this is the kind of show that ought to be heard audience (A+)- such a happy show and happy crowd, and such an amazing performance. Still searching for the perfect audience recording of the show.

As far as I'm concerned, easily a contender for best first set of all time. The band could have gone home after the first set and it would still qualify as one of the best shows of the 70's.

Not the best Scarlet-Fire, when compared to Cornell from the previous spring, the Fox from the next spring, 2-3-79 (overlooked GEM) and others, but still beautiful and powerful. Like we would have been complaining if we were there? No, we would have been flipping out- cheers to those who were.

Those who like this show should also love 11-2-77. IMHO, these are the two best shows of the tour, no question.

I've been listening to tapes of this show for 20 years, and I never fail to get chills from listening to it.
Reviewer: J. Jonah Jameson - - February 5, 2005
Subject: Excellent AUD, good show
Regarding the last post- Donna performed Sunrise a number of times into 1978, before she switched to From the Heart of Me. The Sunrise here is really good, maybe the best version she ever did, the crowd clearly loves it. The real story on this is the sound of the AUD, which is superb. Somebody actually shouts for Deep Elem Blues in the 1st set, and this was 77 when they hadn't done that tune for 7 years or more. The band was playing really well at this phase, no doubt about it. The 1st set is strong, if a little ragged, but Jerry guides the band from a gorgeous Friend of the Devil through a spiraling and crazy Music Never Stopped. Jerry really runs out of gas on Scarlet>Fire, which is marred by horrendously blown lyrics. After a somewhat tepid mid-point, there's a nice Rat and then an all-time version of Truckin' to close it out.
Reviewer: runsmackintoatree - - November 14, 2004
Subject: For serious collectors....
I could be wrong (if so, let me know) but I believe this may be the first if not only Sunrise. I've looked for it elsewhere and can't seem to find it. Donna Jean was surprisingly on key that night, more so than usual.

As for the show, it was recently covered by the DSO in Pompano, FL. (11-6-04). I was told that it was just nuts. I'm hoping to see it appear here on the Archive soon.
It's a keeper!
Reviewer: fremontbob - - September 1, 2004
Subject: Hidden Gem of 77'
One of my favorite shows and one I burn for new friends interested in learning more of the GD sound. Incredibly, the mix is sharp with the onset of Mississippi Half Step Toodooloo.....all the way to the encore. If you do not have this show, GET IT! Awesome sound, good mix of songs, albeit Sunrise, not one of my favorite songs by Donna G....
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